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Hi,

I'd like to how how to properly use dell'anima and dall'anima in reference to things that I do. For example is my food "from the soul" or "of the soul"?

Thank you,
Dave

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Either way is correct Dave, depending on what you really mean to say.
dall'anima= from the soul
dell'anima= of the soul
per l'anima= for the soul

I think that "of the soul" sounds awkward whether in Italian or English, so I would be more inclined to say either from the soul or for the soul depending on the context.

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